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I should be writing my bigbang (but am playing breeches bingo instead)
tumbled hair, girls rule, austen
Given that it's been appallingly gross outside all weekend and I know this week will be so crazy busy at work that I will have zero energy by the time I drag myself home. But instead I've been scouring YouTube for vids clips of projects with Kevin McKidd and Rupert Penry-Jones (UK FLISTIES - why did you not tell me about North Square?!? Is it any good?). And then. THEN. I found THIS, and it is making me howl with laughter while I clap like a demented seal.

There were only two films I didn't recognize from this vid, and clearly I need to catch up on them. It's like breeches bingo, watching this vid and identifying clips. Treat yourself!

p.s. - my bigbang is het, so maybe I could get away with calling this vid research? hmmmm.

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I know, that clip is AWESOME. And there's one Austen heroes vid set to Maneater.

I haven't seen North Square, but I have it as .avis somewhere if you'd like me to share...

Research it most definitely is. *nods*

Oh! If you do have .avis, I would be thrilled to get them! And please do let me know if there's anything I can track down for you.

Yay, research!

(I'm pretty jazzed about the news that Kevin will be in the new Rome film. While I really didn't like season 2, I loved Vorenus enough that I just want to see more of him.)

(Also, I want Kalinda/Will.)

Could start uploading tomorrow; any preferred place? :-) And thanks, will let you know.

Yup. ;-)

(Haven't actually seen Rome, though I have the first season box. But I do like McKidd.)

(Hmm. While I definitely like their bond, I'm more into Alicia/Will, mostly because he is... but I'm not sure how far Alicia wants to go. And then, I really enjoy scenes he has with Diane, too. Seriously, the cast is fabulous! Eee!)

Absolutely no rush - I can't find the cord that connects my external hard drive to my laptop, so it will be some time before I can actually download what you put up.

McKidd has a really interesting range, from absolutely sweet to hard-core intensity. Vorenus falls more on the latter end of this scale - you will enjoy him.

I do like the Alicia/Will scenes, though I don't know if that's really going to go anywhere (or if I want it to) because of her marital status. And the Will/Diane scenes are also excellent, but the chemistry between Christine Baranski and Gary Cole was so amazing that I'm totally behind that couple. So I kind of want Kalinda/Will because of the sheer hotness factor, and also because I think it could be totally interesting if it were played just right.

OK, well... remind me when you've found the cord, then (wouldn't want the links to expire before you get to them). :-)

Yes he has. And thanks, good to know.

Oh, I agree that Baranski and Cole were amazing together, but I'm not sure how well the characters would fare long term. And, well... what does Kalinda think? I want her with Amy Acker's husband that detective from Hi, because they were also fabulous together. I get more of a sibling vibe between Kalinda and Will, somehow. Hmm. And well, I get more of a sibling vibe between Will and Diane, too. Poor Will. Hee.

But I'm so very glad that Josh Charles is back on my screen. :-)

Edited at 2010-03-14 11:00 pm (UTC)

I do like the Alicia/Will scenes, though I don't know if that's really going to go anywhere (or if I want it to) because of her marital status.

I... while I do believe in keeping promises, things happen. And it's not as if Peter is this paragon of virtue. Then again, neither is anyone else on the show, which is one of the best things about it, in my opinion.

I'm not sure who's using whom, here. I've definitely seen signs of attraction ever since the pilot, but I don't quite know what it means. I've got a deeper feeling from Will, but that might just be another indication of Alicia's cautiousness. IIRC, all the talk of Will's being the backstabbing type has come from people with their own agendas (not saying he can't be ruthless if and when the occasion calls for it, but that's on another level, I think). But Alicia really needs the job, both as a source of income and as a refuge from her home situation. I guess I just think that their friendship seems deep enough to discourage any betrayals, even discounting any other developments.

I've never really understood the "sheer hotness" argument. It's fascinating to me, for that reason. Do you really see a physical attraction between them or is it just that the characters are intriguing, played by talented and good-looking actors? Seriously, this is one of the reasons I don't read much fanfic. I mean, sure, attraction is in the eyes of the beholder, but I think the mechanisms go deeper than that.

I don't think Peter is worth staying faithful for, but I like the sense that I get that Alicia stays faithful for herself - that's interesting to me.

I also like that I can't pin down if it's attraction I'm seeing between Will and Alicia or just that "wow, we were once so close and maybe we could have that again" thing that old friends sometimes have when they're reunited.

I can't tell you what the "sheer hotness" argument means to other people, but for me, non-fan of PWPs, in this case, what I mean is that the characters are good-looking and have sparked off each other in really interesting ways that lead me to believe that sex to them would be of value to the story. (A moment I loved: when Kalinda, in the latest ep, suggests that they get their answers from the accused murderer, and Will gets where she's going, and asks if she's up for it. She says yes, but she kind of swallows and flinches a little, suggesting that she's putting up a brave facade, and we don't know if Will - the only one looking at her head-on - saw it or registered it or understood it.)

Ah, I get what you mean. She isn't one to rush headlong into things, and I do think that she needs time to figure out who she is and what she wants for herself.

Heh. I really think there have been subtle clues from both of them already from the start, but yes, I want to have some clarification as to how close they really were, friend-wise, and also what happened back then. Was the attraction always there, did it grow or was it a deal-breaker? Also, what part did Peter play at the time?

Ah. Well, it's just... I mean, I like sparks, but for me I think the friendship/partnership angle is just as interesting. You can't choose who you fall in love with, but sometimes you can choose your friends, and that's intriguing to me. Same reason why I really like the scenes between Alicia and Kalinda.

Hmm. I might read, but I... I'm not sure I even want fic for this show; more and more I find myself preferring to read fic for shows that ended badly.

Let's see if I can finish it this year!

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